Our craftsmen compromise nothing for the quality of workmanship in
each and every frame we build. Full-scribe log joinery, pegged mortise
and tenon joinery, dovetailed corners, hand-hewn or planned timbers,
hand-peeled logs, log gables, sanded log ends, hidden screw jacks,
log archways, and curved timbers are just some of the trademarks
of this dedication.
John has developed a beautifully unique version of the traditional "round
notch" for log construction, which stays tight as the building
seasons. For examples of this craftsmanship please browse our portfolio.
Top timber framers have asked him to train their crews in this and
techniques he continually develops. John understands
wood ... and how to shape it into long-lasting homes of beauty and
THE FINEST WOOD
Our standard log is full length, large diameter Eastern White Pine
(15" average diameter and larger; lengths up to 60'). This wood
is in a class with Redwood and Cedar for stability. Oak and Pine
are our standard timbers for framing. Of course, we will use other
should you request. We are very particular about the quality of
wood that we purchase for use in our homes. Our massive Eastern
logs have a relatively high R-value (1.3 per inch for an average
of R19+ walls) and enormous thermal storage capabilities. Coupled
with state-of-the-art gasketing behind tight joinery, and an R40
roof system on top of the log roof framing, our homes are very energy
for maximum living
comfort. For more detailed information about the individual log
components in our homes see Package Details.
TOTAL CUSTOMER ACCOMMODATION
Many years of working closely with homeowners, architects, and contractors
have made The Wooden House Co., Ltd. a leading expert in log and timber
design. We offer CAD design services or consultation with your architect.
Our design process combines your needs and desires with the appropriate
architecture for the site and our extensive knowledge and experience
to produce a unique, charming home matched to your lifestyle.